• Humility and Leadership
    By: Jeff Kirschner

    Years ago, I shared an early draft of a competency model with a Japanese colleague. He responded, “Where is humility on this model?

  • A Breakthrough Alternative to Sourcing Talent
    By: Paul C. Winum

    For more than sixty years, the primary resource for companies seeking outside executive talent to fill key roles has been search firms. The search firm business model has been remarkably resistant to change, with both retained and contingency searches costing as much as a third of first year compensation for the hired executive.

  • Leverage Your Company’s Pivotal Talent to Maximize...
    By: Simon Callow

    When the countdown to the new fiscal year begins, companies take a hard look at next year’s spend and carefully allocate resources to people development.

  • Client Perspective: CEO Ravi Saligram of Ritchie Bros...
    By: David Astorino

    Designed to help CEOs and senior executives grow in their leadership, this occasional series offers insights on leadership seldom seen in textbooks. This is the second of a two-part interview.

  • Client Perspective: CEO Ravi Saligram of Ritchie Bros...
    By: David Astorino

    Designed to help CEOs and senior executives grow in their leadership, this occasional series offers insights on leadership seldom seen in textbooks. This is the first of a two-part interview. 

  • A Different Look at Managing CEO Performance
    By: Deborah P. Rubin

    According to best practices in board evaluations, you should hire an external expert to conduct the process at least every two to three years. This helps uncover subtle issues and opportunities, increase candor, and reduce the risk of a check-the-box approach by introducing different questions, process, and perspective.

  • Setting a High Bar for Transformation
    By: David Langdon

    The conversation in the chairman’s office was serious. Sitting in high-backed leather seats around a highly polished table, we talked about the readiness or not of the business to change. The chairman was concerned, and indeed a little worried. 

  • Developing a Pipeline of Enterprise Leaders:...
    By: Michael A. Peterman

    One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is developing a robust pipeline of scalable leaders. RHR’s Executive Bench® suite of services is designed to build the next generation of enterprise leaders. As part of this suite of services, RHR first launched Readiness for Scale℠, an in-depth assessment that pinpoints strengths to leverage and...

  • CEO Selection: Insiders Versus Outsiders
    By: Gene Morrissy

    I’ve been involved in several situations lately where a sudden CEO departure has left a gaping hole. At times, it is due to a performance or results issue. But there are also a number of times where unanticipated health or life circumstances and issues have caused abrupt changes.

  • Employee Turnover: Why Good People Leave
    By: Jeff Kirschner

    As a leader, it is particularly painful when top talent chooses to leave the company. The loss of these employees can be perceived as a misplaced investment of your time and energy. If you are not careful, your frustration and competitive fire can result in broken relationships.

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